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Lucas Beagle


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry


Email: Lucas Beagle
Phone: 937-229-2947
Website: Visit Site
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Dr. Beagle has long been interested in studying the physical and biological mechanisms which govern the natural world. A biological sciences graduate from Wright State University, Dr. Beagle went on to pursue a graduate career in Chemistry. After graduating from the University of Florida with his Ph.D. in chemistry, Dr. Beagle went on to the University a Georgia as an assistant professor and chemistry teaching fellow. This time spent focusing on education blossomed into a study of chemical education with an interest in both how students learn and how faculty teach.

Following his time at the University of Georgia, Dr. Beagle took an assistant professor faculty position at Kettering College in 2014, being promoted to associate professor in 2016. Dr. Beagle joined the faculty at the University of Dayton as a lecturer in chemistry in August 2018 where he focuses on effectively teaching and learning in large lecture settings.

Faculty Perspective

My goal is to share with students the relevance of chemistry in the modern world. I enjoy working with students to implement techniques to make exploring the sciences more enjoyable. I believe that when students are able to find effective methods for studying chemistry, they can find a greater inspiration for chemistry.

Courses Taught

  • CHM 123: General Chemistry I
  • CHM 124: General Chemistry II
  • CHM 313: Organic Chemistry
  • SCI 220: The World of Chemistry


  • Ph.D. Chemistry University of Florida (2012)
  • M.S. Chemistry Youngstown State University (2008)
  • B.S. Biological Sciences Wright State University (2005)

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of small nitrogen and oxygen containing heterocylic molecules of biological interest
  • Carbohydrate and amino acid conjugation products
  • Evidenced-based teaching methods in the chemical sciences
  • Solid-phase synthesis
  • NMR correlation spectroscopy

Selected Publications

Sridharan, M., Beagle, L. K., Zeller, M., Prasad, K. J. R., “Syntheses of pyrazolo-, isoxazolo-, pyrido- and pyrimido-carbazoles from 2-(3’,4’-dimethoxybenzylidene)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydrocarbazol-1-ones” Journal of Chemical Research, 2008, 572, DOI:10.3184/030823408X361110.

Beagle, L.K. “Synthesis and Characterization of Carbohydrate Mimics” M.S. Thesis, August 2008, Youngstown State University. Available from ETD ohiolink.

Hansen, F. K, Beagle, L. K., Todadze, E., Katritzky, A. R. “Efficient Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of 1,2,4-triazole-based peptidomimetics Using Benzotriazole Methodology”, Heterocycles, 2012, 84, 515, DOI:10.3987/COM-11-S(P)13

Monbaliu, J. M., Hansen, F. K., Beagle, L. K., Todadze, E., Panzner, M. J, Steele, P. J., Stevens, C. V., Katritzky, A. R. “A New Benzotriazole-Mediated Stereoflexible Gateway to Hetero-2,5-Diketopiperazines”, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 2632. DOI:10.1002/chem.201103143

Beagle, L. K., Hansen, F. K., Monbaliu, J. M., DesRosiers, M. R., Stevens, C. V., Katritzky, A. R. “Efficient Synthesis of 2,5-Diketopiperazines by Staudinger Ligation”. Synlett, 2012, 23, 2337-2340. DOI:10.1055/s-0031-1290446

Monbaliu, J. M., Beagle, L. K., Kovacs, J., Zeller, M., Stevens, C. V., Katritzky, A. R. “En Route Towards α-Benzotriazoyl Nitroso Derivatives” RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 8941-8945. DOI:10.1039/C2RA21311G

Monbaliu, J. M., Beagle, L. K., Hansen, F. K., Stevens, C. V., McArdle, C., Katritzky, A. R. “Capture of Benzotriazole-Based Mannich Electrophiles with Various CH-Acidic Compounds”, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 4095-4096. DOI:10.1039/C3RA22826F

Beagle, L.K. “Innovative Stratagies for the Synthesis of Heterocycles of Potential Interest in Medicinal Chemistry”, Ph.D. Thesis, August 2012, University of Florida, Available from ETD UF.

Panmand, D. S., Tiwari, A. D., Panda, S. S., Monbaliu, J. M., Beagle, L. K.. Asiri, A. M., Stevens, C. V., Steel, P. J., Hall, C. D., Katritzky, A. R. “New Benzotriazole-Based Reagents for the Phosphonylation of Various N-, O- and S-nucleophiles”, Tett. Lett., 2014, 55, 5898-5901.

Selected Presentations

"Development of new reagents for phosphonylation and phosphorylation reactions." Presented at Flohet 2012.

"Efficient Synthesis of 2,5-Diketopiperazines by Stauginger Ligation." Presented at Flohet 2012.

"α-Benzotriazoyl Nitroso Derivatives: a Promising Class of HNO donors." Presented at Flohet 2012.

"A New Benzotriazole-Mediated Stereoflexible Gateway to Hetero-2,5-Diketopiperazines." Presented at Flohet 2012.

"The Efficient Synthesis of 1,2,4-Triazole Based Peptidomimetics Using Benzotriazole Methodology." Presented at Flohet 2011.

"Detailed NMR and X-Ray Structural Analyses of Synthetic N-Glycosides." Presented at CERMACS 2008.

“'One Pot' Synthesis of Organic Azides from Alcohols." Presented at CERMACS 2007 and Quest 2007.